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  • 2023 Edition of Jabberwocky is Now Online!

    Read the 2023 edition of Jabberwocky, the student-run undergraduate literary journal of the English Department.

    Cover art: “Empathic Energy” by Shannon McKenna

  • English Department's Annual Newsletter

    The 2022 English Department newsletter is now available to read!

  • Meet Our Majors!

    Meet Our Majors! In this video, 9 current students talk about their experiences as English majors at UMass Amherst. Learn about their diverse paths through English: their favorite courses, concentrations and career plans.

  • Check out Advising Resources

    Whether you have questions about classes or careers, our advisors are here to help you get set up for success.

  • Check out our Specializations!

    In addition to the major and minor, the English Department now offers 8 Letters of Specialization and 1 Certificate. Whether you're interested in Literature as History or Environmental Humanities, we're ready to help you explore your passions.

    Featuring 2021-22 members of the SAB (L to R): Kate Nadolski, Leila Elguessab, and Allysa Cayabyab


Nathan Hill's, MFA '04, Novel Selected by Oprah Winfrey for Book Club

September 19, 2023

Nathan Hill's, MFA '04, new novel, Wellness, was recently selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. Hill's novel is the 102nd book to be chosen for the book club, and Winfrey states that...

Peter Gizzi Interviewed by NER

September 14, 2023

NER poetry editor Jennifer Chang recently talked with Peter Gizzi about vertical imagination, selfhood, and the lyric "I", spending a life in poetry, and his new book, Fierce Elegy. Read the...

Abby Chabitnoy Publishes In the Current Where Drowning is Beautiful

September 06, 2023

Abby Chabitnoy has recently published her latest book, In the Current Where Drowning is Beautiful with Wesleyan University Press....

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Colloquium: Haivan Hoang, Caroline Yang, Jimmy Worthy

E470 South College and via Zoom
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Visiting Writers Series: Lisa Olstein

Old Chapel
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


American Studies Fall Reception

Main Hall, Old Chapel
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Department Meeting

E470 South College and via Zoom
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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Lauren Saloio
Alumni Profile

Lauren Saloio '23

"My English courses at UMass taught me how to think critically and tailor my writing to a particular audience, which was a key skill to have at NASA."

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